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room the answer is no, and we don't care what the question is. at least that seemed to be the running theme in a busy day at the office from the executive branch. of course when you're dealing with the nra this is somewhat expected. republicans have made no secrets that they intend to make the confirmation of chuck hagel very difficult. and jack lou who was nominated for treasury secretary will have a much easier go of it than hagel. well, the conventional wisdom may be wrong. alabama senator jeff sessions, who is the ranking minority member of the senate budget committee had this to say about jack lou. >> i tend to oppose this nomination. he doesn't bring the former new york fed chairman like secretary geithner and other very prominent people that we've had as secretary of treasury the premier financial position in the united states government more important because our president has no training, and really no understanding of class classical business and economics. >> jennifer: and an unnamed congression nat source told the "washington post" jennifer ruben that lou was the one to sc
. they just don't do this. the funniest moms ever. >> joy: the funniest moms but the guys really outdid it. >> they did. >> joy: thank you so much. so nice to meet you. lovely to meet you. >> are you on twitter? >> joy: follow me on twitter. marlon l. wayans. >> joy: i'm at joy v behar. marlon's movie haunted house hits movies tomorrow. he'll be at the borgata february 9th. i will be talking with the legendary mel brooks. they're great. >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in the war room the answer is no, and we don't care what the question is. at least that seemed to be the running theme in a busy day at the office from the executive branch. of course when you're dealing with the nra this is somewhat expected. republicans have made no secrets that they intend to make the confirmation of chuck hagel very difficult. and jack lou who was nominated for treasury secretary will have a much easier go of it than hagel. well the conventional wisdom may be wrong. alabama senator jeff sessions, who is the ranking minority member of the senate budget committee had this to say about jack lou.
but study after study after study has shown that games don't have a direct impact on gun violence. the research psychologyist graham bell found that video games are not forms of violent behavior. . . . on the other hand, according to the harvard school of public health, numerous studies have found that the availability of guns directly impacts gun violence. now i can say plenty of other research but really? it's just common sense. video games while we should be discussing them they are not as much of a factor in gun violence as the ready availability of guns is. 224 years ago, america's founding fathers debated, including the bill of rights as a means to cement the birth of this great nation. they would be rolling over in their graves if they knew that legacy is now in the unworthy hands of industry lobbyists who are fighting over which special interest will get to profit most from selling their violent product. in the end it all coming down to money. joining us now is a guy who is an expert on the matter bill press, host of the "bill press show," and autho
say they don't like it. honestly, what is wrong with these people? [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: today the president nominated normer nebraska senator, chuck hagel for defense secretary so he would be the first enlisted soldier to leave the department. and also the first vietnam department. he has gotten endorsements from colon powell robert gates, tom ridge, but the other defining element of his resume? he's a republican. >> finally chuck represents the bipartisan tradition that we need more of in washington. for his independence he has earned the respect of military leaders, republicans and democrats, including me. >> jennifer: he would be the second appointed cabinet member. and not since president kennedy have there been that many republican in a democratic administration. but listen to this. >> i know chuck hagel. he is an honorable man, but he is profoundly wrong. it is pretty clear that chuck hagel has left the republican party when he endorsed president president obama in 2008. >> jennifer: he didn't actually support president obama, but also there i
meaningful pass, but then i think the republicans and the democrats that don't support reasonable gun violence legislation are going to be at risk in two years. that might be what it takes. but if we wait two years, that is 60,000 more dead americans from gun violence. >> jennifer: well, all right, we do know that the president is prepared to lead on this. as i mentioned, the washington post listed things that biden is likely to call for universal background checks, national database for weapons sales strengthen mental health check. they have to be considering an assault weapons ban. do you think this will go far enough? >> if there is a meaningful assault weapon ban i do think that will be helpful. but if we don't do a minimum simple background check for all gun sales then we're wasting our time. i mean, think about this, jennifer. i'm a gun owner. i go to the gun store. the federally licensed gun sellers in america are the only one who have to do a background check. it's perfectly fine for private gun dealers, timothy mcveigh was a gun dealer at gun shows to sale sell guns without a
and they are expected to push a series of gun-safety measures but don't celebrate just yet, because colorado republicans are digging in their heels saying they are not going to let the measure go through, and they have their own counterproposal, which is putting armed officers in schools. of course that's something that other states including virginia tennessee, alabama, are all considering, and the idea is coming straight from the nra play book which wayne lapierre actually called for in his address after sandy hook. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe. >> jennifer: actually looks like the american people do think he's crazy, or at least that his ideas are. there was a new ppp poll out there that finds that just 41% of the voters support the nra's proposal to arm teachers and it also found that the nra's support itself has eroded since lapierre's press co
as high as 60%. and they have the legal authority to do it and i don't have the authority to stop it. >> jennifer: what good is it to have an insurance commissioner and why they not have given you the power. >> what is ironic, i have that power for car insurance and homeowners' insurance and property insurance since 1988, insurance commissioners have had the authority to stop excessive rate hikes. but in california, that authority discuss does not extend to hmo products. for seven years i fought to pass the bill but they have blocked that legislation. on the 2014 ballot we'll give a fighting chance to give the commissioner the authority. >> jennifer: when this doubt go to the people. the insurance company is on their side. they'll claim they have to raise the rates because their policy holders are older sicker and require more care. is that a legitimate argument? >> no, what you pointed to in the open something that the average medical cost inplace rate in the united states is about 3% to 4% on average. but health insurance and hmo are going up 10, 40, sometimes as high as 50%. betwe
gravelling. >> jennifer: and you have same-sex marriage efforts across the country. you have don't ask don't tell off the books. is sexual orientation going to an issue that really rallies the gay community? >> the log cabin republicans are wants to get their name off there a little bit. but hagel did oppose gays in the military, saying the u.s. armed forces are not some sort of social experiment. so he will also get nailed on that. he will spend a good portion of his hearing apologizing for things he did in the past. >> jennifer: but jerry brown do you think he will run for a second term? >> i think so. he is right now being treated for prostate cancer. >> jennifer: right. and everybody is saying he's going to be fine on that. >> the man has tremendous energy. i talked to some california labor leaders who are very tight with the governor, and they said, absolutely. >> jennifer: and on the republican side? >> hello, anybody out there? >> jennifer: crickets. >> [ cricket sound effect ] >> jennifer: all right. "san francisco chronicle" political reporter joe garofoli, appreci
followership. and if you don't have followers, the dilemma becomes very very great. so when i look at the dilemma that boehner had in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff where even when he came back to his colleagues and said i need something to give me a little bit of leverage with the president, his so-called plan b which i thought was an unfortunate choice of terms. >> jennifer: for many reasons. >> this wasn't an over the counter remedy as it turned out -- he was spurned. and what he did in a caucus that rebelled against him was still to figure out a way to get it done without a catastrophe. what he did was save the radicals in the caucus from themselves. it was an exercise of leadership. >> jennifer: yeah. with all of this, norm as the expert on whether congress is going to be effective or not? will this congress be just as unproductive as the last one, or is there hope? >> you have to say about the last one, that it set the bar so low, and that means it's not even on the ground it's underneath the ground that it would be hard for this congress to do
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